Melaku has appropriately named his debut album, “Golden Age” because he feels he’s already in his prime and this is when his music will be best. Melaku wrote, performed, and produced the entire album on his own. He tells a story of where it all began for this aspiring artist through the different chakras, each track representing one of the seven spiritual centres of the human body. To ever spark an idea such as this to base your entire album around it, it takes a really special type of mind to execute it. The story line in this album is deeply connected to each other to have a cohesive thought-provoking process. It actually takes something thinking and some solving to be able to understand and fully appreciate the process of the album creation.
Melaku is able to draw influence from 1950’s/60s/70/s music he grew up with. It’s able to bring a breath of fresh life into sounds of the past with his uplifting and spiritual music. We like to think that he express the evolving experimental music that was happening during those years. Melaku wants to bring the thought-provoking music back to life and have a cause to get behind on. Get behind Melaku’s cause by listening to his new debut album, “Golden Age”. 7.7/10